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>> they're going to perform again in our after the show show, soloing on to "fox & friends" if you want to hear some more music. >> thank you all for joining us today on fox and friends. what's your favorite morning hoe? show? bill: good fun on a monday. good morning, everybody. fox news alert al-qaeda said to be planning something big and spectacular. nineteen u.s. embassies and diplomatic posts throughout the muslim world will stay closed this week. some could be shuttered even longer. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer live here in "america's newsroom." she's come back for more pain and punishment. patti ann: not at all. i'm in for martha maccallum today, and senior u.s. officials say the intelligence is specific, and it points to terrorists setting off surgically-implanted devices. former cia director michael hayden says closing the embassies could be more than just caution. >> well, that's the cost of doing business, and i understand
the argument that it seems to, as you say, empower them more than perhaps they're really capable of performing. on the other hand, you have a real danger to americans. you want to be cautious and let me add an additional factor in here, chris, the announcement itself may also be designed to interrupt al-qaeda planning, to put them off stride, to put them on the back foot, to let them know that we're alert and that we're on at least to a portion of this plot line. bill: so that with chris wallace on sunday morning. peter doocy live this morning out of washington. good morning to you. the latest on these threats, what can we report? good morning. >> reporter: bill, lawmakers are alarmed for a reason, because al-qaeda-linked terrorists are reportedly in place and ready to strike. that's based on intel shared by the top democrat on the house intelligence committee. >> intelligence is the best defense against terrorism. those operatives are in place a because we've received information that high-level people from al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking
about a major attack, and these are people at a high level. >> reporter: the reason the terrorist chatter has been getting so loud lately is because of pressure to attack american targets coming from the top of al-qaeda all the way down to the local al qaeda affiliates. that's the way one mideast diplomat described this intel to us, zawahiri is trying to micromanage al-qaeda cells and basically let all the small cells know that he is the boss. but at some point all that chatter tipped off intel analysts. >> the threats were so specific as to how enormous it was going to be, and also there were certain dates given. but it didn't specify where it's going to be. and, you know, the assumption is that it's probably most likely to happen in the middle middle east at or about one of the embassies, but there's no guarantee at all. >> reporter: and nobody knows the way al-qaeda will try to attack.
maybe suicide vests, maybe car bombs according to the number one republican on the senate intel committee, senator saxby chambliss. but he says we just don't know, and we have heard other reports warning of the danger of surgically-implanted bombs. bill: there were some high profile prison breaks in recent weeks in the middle east. how much do those prison breaks have to do with these threats now? >> reporter: it has a lot to do it because all those terrorists are now back on the battlefield. >> i find that to be very interesting as well, because we had in abu ghraib or in pakistan and in benghazi literally thousands of terrorists have been broken out of jails, and they're spread out all throughout the middle east now. and that presents a very high threat as well. >> reporter: the embassies in kabul and baghdad are now reopened, but 19 others are going to stay closed through saturday, and sources are telling us the new national security adviser, susan rice, is the one behind the scenes really
preaching caution at these facilities right now because she knows how she looked after the benghazi attack and doesn't want a repeat of that. bill: peter, thank you. peter doocy leading our coverage in washington. patti ann: meanwhile, this global terror alert is bringing president obama's past comments on the war on terror back into the spotlight. here's the president back in may. >> today the core of al-qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan is on the path to defeat. their remaining operatives spend more time thinking about their own safety than plotting against us. patti ann: but is al-qaeda actually on its way to defeat? this month, as peter reported, the terror group is suspected of orchestrating three major prison breaks freeing nearly 2,000 inmates in iraq, libya and pakistan. last month al-qaeda killed more than 500 people. earlier this year the tsarnaev brothers used instructions from al-qaeda to build the bombs used in april's boston bombings, and last year
al-qaeda-connected militants took over an area larger than the state of texas inside northern africa. and it was september september , of course, at least three al-qaeda-linked groups participated in the killing of ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans in benghazi. bill: top republican senator lindsey graham saying that attack in libya was a turning point, saying since then al-qaeda has been on steroids. senator graham also saying the white house seems to be to learning its lesson on this matter. >> it is scary. al-qaeda's on the rise, and the nsa program is proving its worth yet again. but we need to reevaluate where we're at in light of these threats. sequestration has to be fixed. if this happens a year from now, our intelligence community and the military will be less capable. i appreciate what the administration's doing. they're taking the right approach to this. benghazi was a complete failure, the threats were real there, the reporting was real, and we basically dropped the ball. we've learned from benghazi,
thank god, and the administration's doing this right. bill: all right. later on our program here general jack keane on the spread of al-qaeda and what may be in store next. the general's on deck coming up in 20 minutes. patti ann: in other news, it's high noon for a-rod. 12:00 eastern is when major league baseball is expected to announce that it is suspending yankees' third baseman alex rodriguez for his ties to a florida anti-aging clinic. adam houseley is live in san francisco. adam, hi. we've been waiting for this for a while. what can we expect today? >> reporter: well, we really don't know exactly what to expect. baseball's been dealing with this, of course, since last week, dealing with it since before then, but they tried to put owl these suspensions out there last week, but they were negotiating with a number of different players, their agents and the players' association. you have to get all those entities together. and by all accounts, a-rod's group is the one that's still out there fighting which could
be 214 games and $34 million if it was to go through. a-rod has been completing his rehab and did speak about this on friday about what it was like to get back into the game. really didn't address the steroid scandal at all, just addressed trying to play. >> i love being a yankee, i love my teammates. i have a lot of brothers in that clubhouse. we won a world championship. the plan is to win another one, and i'm excited to get back will and compete and keep fighting. >> reporter: so, patti ann, here's what possibly could happen. a-rod could be suspended at noon today, as we've talked about. he could then appeal that suspension which means he would be allowed to play tonight, so potentially several hours after he's us pended for the rest -- suspended for the rest of this season and next season, he would be allowed to lay for the yankees. that hearing over whether or not the suspension was fair, if he appeals it, that would happen within the next 20 days or so. so baseball potentially could be dealing with this for 20 days
depending on how things play out. in the meantime, a-rod could be playing for the yankees who are, of course, trying to win a spot in the pennant race. patti ann: and as you mentioned, a-rod not the only one. who are some of the other big names? >> reporter: we've heard as many as 20 players and as few as eight. some of them are minor leaguers, some are free agents, and a couple of them have already served suspensions last year. but we've told players like nelson cruz and the shortstop for the tigers, cruz is an outfielder for the texas rangers, in fact, last night he helped the rangers beat the as. they're, of course, in the middle of the pen in a minute race, so there could be some complaints there. but by most accounts these players have already all agreed to what their suspensions will be, and, of course, how much money that will cost them. it's really down to whether or not a-rod's going to accept what he's going to do. by a lot of accounts too, patti ann, we were told major league baseball wanted all this year
for a-rod and all next year, and he's fighting that. the threat was if he didn't agree to the terms, they would ban him for life, so there's really a number of different things that have come into play here. by all accounts, we'll find out at about noon today, patty ann. patti ann: adam houseley, thanks. bill: it's the moment of truth for the sport. the latest reports that the league is backing away from a lifetime ban, but a long suspension might as well be just that, a lifetime ban. some other notable examples banished from the game, steve hal in 1992. he was the most recent player to receive a lifetime ban after his seventh drug-related suspension but was reinstated about five months later. 1989, pete rose became the first player or manager since 1943 to be banned for life from baseball, that for ties to gambling on the game. and eight members of the chicago white sox including "shoeless" joe jackson banned for life for conspiring to fix the 1919 world series.
patti ann: a fox news alert, a u.s. military helicopter goes down in japan. this happening on an american base on the southern island of okinawa. all four crew members onboard are believed to have survived. according to japanese and u.s. officials. a senior u.s. military source tells fox news the helicopter is a u.s. air force blackhawk. the helicopter was on a training mission. it's not clear yet what caused the crash. ♪ ♪ bill: stock market ending the last trading week with yet another record high, but futures are flat so far today. the dow on friday closed well over 15,000. 15,600, and up and up it goes after a positive report on jobs and ahead of several key speeches from the fed this week. opening bell about 30 minutes, we'll watch where we start the week. the dow has closed up now for the last six weeks in a row. friday's close of 15,658 a new record high, it's the 30th time
that's happened so far this year. it's up 19.5% from 52 weeks ago. so you -- if you got in a year ago, you're smiling right now. [laughter] we'll see what we have coming up at 9:30 when the markets get open. all right, they helped the white house pass obamacare, now they're none too happy about living with it themselves. congress reportedly gets a free pass. how in the world does that happen? we'll debate that coming up, fair and balanced. patti ann: plus, your money wasted? the tax dollars the government blew on training for green jobs that don't exist. bill: also, one of america's most popular tourist destinations, what police are saying about a possible motive after a man uses his car as a weapon mowing down people at the beach there. >> this guy had an intent to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people. and then he just started going straight down the boardwalk about 60 miles an hour. i like a clean kitchen.
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patti ann: what could have been a crippling commuter strike averted in san francisco thanks to a last minute intervention by the governor. california governor jerry brown has ordered an investigation into the contract issue that threatened to shut down the transit system. it's the country's fifth largest rail line. ♪ ♪ bill: if you have been sweating out the start of obamacare, sho have the lawmakers who passed it, frankly. democrats on the hill, now, we told you last week that the president's supporters were giving him an earful about how the new law was going to force them and their staffers to pay considerably more for their health care. now it looks like they will get a sweet deal from the administration to ease their pain. is this right? the president of talk radio news service and kirsten powers, daily beast columnist, both are fox news contributors. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning, bill. bill: so congress liked it, and then i guess when it came around to having to live with it, they want some amendments here.
what do you think about this? >> look, we could all agree that there are multiple sides to this story on what is good health care reform, if obamacare's good for america, if it's popular, but we should at least not disagree that if congress passes a law, they should live under that exact same law and not begin to create carveouts and two-tiered systems. bill: that was the idea. chuck grassley put an amendment into the bill that said if congress passes this, congress has to live with it. now not so much. >> correct. senator grassley put that amendment in, it was supported by chairman max baucus, the democrat chair of the committee who has since called its implementation a train wreck. then harry reid decided to try to fix something for congressional members and their staffs so they could continue to receive their premium subsidies for their health care while, meanwhile, any other american not working in congress or being a congressman would still not qualify for some of these -- bill: but bottom line is you don't like it, you don't
think -- >> hypocrisy at its best. i would love to hear anyone defend congress could not live under the same laws -- bill: kirsten, can you? >> first, obamacare wasn't rammed through, it was passed like any other law. >> in the dark of night. >> yeah. it was passed. people voted for it, and it passed and became a law. and i, and this is not my understanding of what's going on, and i don't think we really know. it's actually a lot of speglation because -- speculation because the rules have not been released yet, so we don't exactly know what tony -- bill: we're going to find out this week, though, because they're worried about the brain drain on capitol hill and that their staffers will find another job in washington. >> sure. but that's, like i said, so my understanding of it is they basically will be under the same exchanges and they were going to see a slight, you know, they're not going to have quite the same coverage that they had before. now, if, in fact, they're going to get subsidized so that they get some sort of premium health
care under obamacare, no, i wouldn't support that. i think they should have the same thing that everybody else has, and if they have to pay extra out of pocket, a lot of people pay extra out of pocket, but we really don't know what's happening yet. bill: the office of personnel management that runs federal benefit will release regulatory details this week. and if they make these changes, tony, what does it say about the law? >> well, first of all, obviously we've seen this week, this is the third strike for obamacare, the employer mandate has been suspended, but the president has agreed to do so. the unions, who largely backed obamacare, who who were the bigt beneficiaries of the first wave of waives, now they're saying these unintended consequences destroy the integrity of the 40-hour workweek, so unions now are against congress and congress, although this is only 11,000 people, this is still egregious. and the reason we don't know exactly what is in this is because they are avoiding a legislative fix. they're trying to do this
quietly through an executive agency like the office of personnel management because they want to avoid putting this back onto the floor for a vote because we see what happens. the house two weeks ago put up a bill to suspend the employer mandate per the president's request, it got 35 democrats to support be it. they put up a -- bill: 22 democrats as well. >> you're going to see democrats who don't want to suspend it for some but not for others. be bill kirsten, i'll get you to react to that. will it cost you more money or save you more money, 47% think it will cost more money, i'll give you the last word on all of this, kirsten. >> well, i'll go back to saying we don't really know, and i don't know how office of personnel management is doing something in the dark of night or, you know, if they are going to release the regulatory decision, we will know what's going to happen. and like i said, i don't think that congress should be getting, you know, should be getting anything different than anybody else is getting. that's sort of the whole idea of
this, that they should have to live under what they pass, and i support that. bill: all right. kirsten, thank you. if it comes to pass, we're going to bring you back on, okay? tony, you as well. see you both. have a good monday. patti ann? patti ann: a deadly hit and run caught on tape. a driver speeds down a busy boardwalk plowing through the crowd. we have a live report from the scene next. >> horrific. i mean, there were people flying everywhere. it looked like something out of a movie. i saw him bail through everything and, like, swerving and hitting the people. and, i mean, it was just like traumatizing to see. the postal service is critical to our economy. delivering mail, medicine and packages, yet they're closing thousands of offices, slashing service and want to layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem?
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playing a charity polo match with his brother harry. the prince said he's been stuck in baby mode, thinking about diapers during the match. william saying the little prince is a very active young man, and it was nice to get out of the house for a while. therepatti ann: a woman on her honeymoon was killed when a driver plowed his car through a crowd on l.a.'s venice beach boardwalk. eleven other people were injured. surveillance video shows the suspect getting into the vehicle, squeezing through barricades and then accelerating onto the crowded boardwalk. it happened saturday on that famous boardwalk in venice beach. will carr is there live now. will, what are we hearing from witnesses? >> reporter: well, patty ann, as you can imagine, people are stunned. this is a very popular area, and on saturday there were thousands of people exactly where i am right now, and this is where this driver raced onto the boardwalk, ended up hitting a couple of people, and then he
took off down this way. now, surveillance video actually captured some of this. we've now learned the driver is 38-year-old nathan campbell. he apparently drove past a couple of barriers that are supposed to block cars in the area. he then plowed through several people, hit some vendors, ended up killing one person, injuring 11. and we've now learned the woman who died was 32, she was from italy and, evidently, she was here on her honeymoon, and a witness described seeing her husband just seconds after the crash. >> he kept screaming her name and trying to get to her, and so there were a number of us that were just like really trying to keep him in a space that he was safe and his wife could get the attention she needed. >> reporter: and people are still trying to come to grips with exactly what happened here on saturday. a local business about a block from where i'm standing right now called the candle café is holding a vigil tonight at 6:00,
they're inviting anybody in the area to come done and mourn this tragedy. patti ann: will, what more can you tell us about this driver? >> reporter: well, what we know is right now that campbell, like you said, he's 38. evidently, surveillance video caught him loitering in the area a short time before this rampage. we know at this point he turned himself in shortly after this happened on saturday night. he's been charged with murder. he's being held on a $1 million bail, but right now police say that his motive is unclear. witnesses do say, though, that they believe he was deliberately going after people on the boardwalk, trying to hit them. and so far the l.a. times is actually reporting that he may be a transit, may have been living in his car, but right now many more questions than answers. patti ann? patti ann: will carr live at venice beach in california, thank you. bill: a sick man. 26 past. the top republican senate warning that al-qaeda's been on steroids since the benghazi
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bill: new warnings from senator lindsey graham saying that terrorists have been emboldened area. >> we cannot let them get away with this. we have to stand up to them. finally, after benghazi being on steroids, they have attacked our consulate, they have been on steroids, these al qaeda types. bill: sir, good morning to you, general. thank you for being with us. what you think of the characterization of lindsey graham of al qaeda today. >> he has a tendency to koine very accurate phrase. it is indisputable that we've had success and we drove them out of afghanistan post-9/11. they have been in hiding and we have killed many of their
leaders. this is part of their street entrance strategic plan to move into the countries and decentralize them. most of the organizations and countries do not have the capacity to attack the united states. but they do have the capacity to attack u.s. interests in those countries and in that region. this movement is on the rise. the facts are indisputable. bill: you say we and we have argued this before. we have no comprehensive strategy to take this on in the long-term with al qaeda. sumac i wish someone could tell me. there has never been a comprehensive strategy designed
to defeat the al qaeda movement, which is a political movement driven by an ideology of the middle east and eventually control the world. you cannot do it with just guns. you have to have all of the elements of national power and you must involve all of the concern that nations in the world to do that. ultimately, what will defeat them are the modernists and traditionalists in those countries rejecting them. they are not going to do that now because they are intimidated by them. bill: what you think of this decision about closing these embassies, whether it's 19 or 21 or 22. this is a huge area. i don't know if it's ever been done before on the scale. >> i think it is a reaction to the lack of security that we had
there. it's hard to fault the administration. none of us have seen the data and i think they are airing erring on the side of caution. the numbers do surprise me a little bit that this is emanating from them, the most powerful al qaeda organization. i don't want to second-guess them on this because they do have the information and the truth is that none of us do. bill: lindsey graham is talking about that from south carolina as well. >> something i have learned through my years in the military. the best defense is a good offense. we do not have a good offense now to deal with al qaeda as it spreads throughout the region. at best in yemen we are neutral with them.
it is some kind of a stalemate. in the other areas we are not contesting their growth. the fact of the matter it will continue to rise and to grow and to have influence. you must go on offense to deal with it. but the defense is not enough spew on the other point you made and many analysts have been talking about the next generation of al qaeda fighters and leaders. do not assume for a moment that they will fall back on previous tactics but rather develop new tactics to exploit our weaknesses again. >> i think that is essentially true. they tried out their capabilities that would clearly exceed anything that 9/11 did. it could be quite catastrophic. one thing that we know is that
they are determined and adaptable. but you must stay aggressive and stay involved with it if we are going to bring this movement to ahead. bill: we will bring you on later in the week, sir. we thank you so much. live from washington today. martha: closing arguments are set to begin for a legend mobster whitey bulger. he has now pleaded not guilty to money laundering and weapons offenses and other crimes. molly is life. what can we expect today in court? >> well, the prosecutors are already laying out their final arguments against james whitey bulger this morning. making the argument that he is
among the most dangerous criminals to walk in washington. he cannot distance himself. even though about two decades previously the first trial took place. he says that it doesn't matter that an fbi was a mess and boston what matters is that whitey bulger pull the trigger on someone and that made him guilty of murder. prosecutors are arguing that it doesn't matter if the government did something wrong. he is on trial and the judge is hearing each side. they have been watching closely as the closing arguments began.
martha: the jury's is expecting expected to hear arguments? reporter: that is right, they are going to cure the law before the jury begins deliberations tomorrow. over 30 counts that whitey bulger is facing. 111 pages of indictment. all of these racketeering conspiracy charges, money laundering, as well as the 19 allegations of murder included in here. a tremendous amount of information to pore over and the many dozens of witnesses. many of those witnesses confessed to have worked with whitey bulger and 80s and 90s. it is up to the jury to determine whether or not you can be believed. we will check out the verdict as it comes down. martha: thank you so much. bill: we would like to know what is happening outside the trial as well. martha: for sure is. bill: hundreds of millions of dollars of your money out the
door. job training for green jobs that simply did not exist. how much did you pay for it in the end? we will tell you next. martha: and multiple eyewitnesses witnessed a shooting in broad daylight. we will have the details next. >> i felt like i couldn't breathe. i tried to go to the ground. i felt some bullets
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for others went flying into the crowd. a county official said that this had been set up and all the spectators were standing in what was considered to be a safe zone. but not apparently so much. bakersfield, california. martha: a report by a watchdog group by taxpayer dollars on screen showing green job training from 2009 stimulus law. but the government accountability office found that only half of those who went through this program.jobs. the metropolitan policy program at brookings says you need to know in detail the nature of the economy that you are serving when you find job training efforts.
do you agree with that? >> no question about it. the big thing is the government and the obama administration thought that there would be essentially millions of jobs created in the green jobs industry. this has turned into a green nightmare. only about 11,000 people got jobs and many of those jobs or jobs. you could send someone to harvard for less than it was to do this job training. this includes things like bus drivers and janitors and even lobbyists lobbying for these green jobs. martha: yes, part of it is the definition that they used for green jobs. any job that can be linked directly or indirectly to a beneficial outcome. critics say that this is way too
odd. do you agree? smirk i don't think there's anything about it. i think it comes down to the fact that about four or five years ago everyone thought that we are going to have this huge massive increase in solar industry and wind industry. this has been the industry that has created more jobs. those industries got ceremony in terms of job training. so it was a real misallocation of resources. and a boondoggle. a lot of money also went to left-wing groups. >> gao points out other factors played a role. at the time that these ground forces were working.
now, how big a role does that play? >> i find that to be a phony excuse. the stimulus bill was already past when we were in a recession. the real problem was that a lot of companies that were supposed to create the job like solyndra, companies like fisker karma that were tinkering on the verge of bankruptcy. so many of those companies went bankrupt. then they are hiring new workers. patti ann: one critic has pointed out as saying as that it is important for the initiatives to understand what they are entering. many don't know what drives a successful economy with jobs
growth. the administration says that we are investing in something good. some of them fail, but others succeed. are we focusing on the failures and overlooking the successes of the green program? >> there have been so few successes. we have given us to green energy, this is last of the bush administration and the first winners of the obama administration. we have sent some $100 billion supporting this industry. only about 2% of our electricity comes from wind and solar power and it has been a partisan argument. government never knows what will emerge. no one can predict this and that's why we shouldn't have the government get involved in these decisions in the first place.
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what is this all about? reporter: it was created by rob lionheart was at georgia tech graduate who sees his product is a solution for world hunger hunger. because it ships as a powder, it can transport easily and go for a long time before it starts to spoil. half of the world's food ends up going to waste and hunger on a global level is not really about lack of resources. >> once we turn into a logistics and engineering problem, we can get the costs lower where no one will have to worry about this type of hunger. bill: to develop his product he went to an online site. his goal was to raise $100,000. within a month he raised $800,000. obviously a lot of people out there shared his dream.
is there a market for this? well, he certainly thinks so. and fox news here in atlanta actually tried it and it tastes like a mildly sweet soymilk. he likes to add vanilla to give it extra flavor. but foodies out there will point out that it's no replacement for the enjoyment of a gourmet meal. >> we have taste buds and we should definitely enjoy all of the social aspects for food. because it can be really fun. but most of the time you just have to see this as an alternative. bill: he sees it as an alternative for drive through food and sustenance for those who don't have time to spend
hours in the kitchen. back in the day when i was in college, i lived on canned tuna and spaghetti. reporter: right on the cost is about $2 per serving. while that sounds very expensive to the average american, it is more than many in developing countries can afford. but the creator believes it is the mass produces the product, he can get the price way down so that it will be viable to shipment for all parts of the world. bill: thank you, jonathan. patti ann: a terror threat forces opposing them nearly two dozen u.s. embassies and diplomatic posts. the heightened warning for any american traveling abroad. bill: and a shooter goes on trial tomorrow nearly four years
bill: all right, on high alert now for terror. top national security advisers huddling at the white house over the weekend after two dozen embassies and consulates are shut down, and sources telling fox news that al-qaeda's planning something big. brand new hour here in "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. hope you had a great weekend, everybody. patti ann: i'm patti ann brown. secretary of state john kerry and national security adviser susan rice huddled at the white house just hours before the state department announced that 19 diplomatic posts would remain closed throughout the week. intelligence officials detected a, quote, specific threat now being described as the most serious since 9/11. steve centanni is live at the
white house, and he has more for us. good morning, steve. what are we hearing there? >> reporter: well, good morning. the president's being updated on a regular basis about this terrorist threat, in fact, he should be holding his daily briefing right now inside the white house, and you can bet that threat is going to top the agenda at that briefing. now, the president spent saturday night at camp david, arrived back here yesterday afternoon on his 52nd birthday. tomorrow he headses to phoenix for an economic speech, then to l.a. for an appearance on the jay leno show. from all appearances, the terrorist threat has not disrupted the white house and not prevented it from carrying out its schedule. the president's national security adviser, as you mentioned, ambassador susan rice held a meeting saturday that included a complete roster of top security officials. secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel were also there and so were the heads of the cia, the fbi, the nsa and the chairman of
the joint chiefs of staff. patti ann: so how specifically is the state department handling this threat? >> reporter: well, they had the 22 embassies closed yesterday, on sunday. then they announced that 19 of them are going to remain closed right on through the week until saturday. the state department explains the extended closures are not a response to any new threat but result only from an abundance of caution. at the same time, a travel alert has been issued for americans overseas. now, sources say the kind of chatter picked up by intelligence analysts is similar to what we heard before 9/11. al-qaeda appears to be planning something big, although we don't know the exact target or method. back to you. patti ann: steve centanni, thank you. bill: so now the critics are pointing to both recent and past comments from president obama on the state of al-qaeda that appear to contradict or be contradicted, rather, by this growing global threat. here is the president, march of 2012. >> i said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us
on 9/11, and today al-qaeda's on the run, and usama bin laden is dead. [cheers and applause] bill: kt mcfarlane talks to us, national security analyst, here to talk about all of this. good morning. how do we look at that comment now? >> look, we have gone -- leading from behind, we are now cowering under the ped. that travel warning -- under the bed. that travel warning to go for a month, i have never seen anything like that. that is unprecedented. and it's not just that al-qaeda is no longer dead, it's not just the political point that president obama said bin laden is dead, al-qaeda's finished and now we see a year later that al-qaeda, in fact, is stronger and in more places all over the world. it's not just that, the whole sort of collection of issues where we have said we're going to punish the people who killed our people in benghazi, and we've done nothing. and even though we know that the people who are the masterminds are sitting free, giving interviews to cnn, to "the new
york times," to reuters. we haven't gone after them. what has that done? sent a green light to al-qaeda saying open season on americans. you can kill them. they may make threats, but they don't come after you. bill at the end of last year you and i talked on this program about the effect and the impacts if you do not go after those responsible, how do people overseas interpret that? how do members that are affiliated with al-qaeda that want to do harm, how do they interpret that? this coming on the heels of benghazi. how do you view that now and those comments? >> well, bill, you and i had this same discussion, and you said what will happen if we don't get the people who got our people in benghazi? is and i said they be get us again. they will look for another opening, another anniversary, they will do this again. if you don't stop them, they'll do it again. why did i say that? because in june of 2001 usama bin laden had a recruitment video. he said look what happened to
america. we bombed the suggestion uss cole, they did nothing about it. we can get them, and we can kill them with impunity, and they won't come after us. join in a holy war against americans, and what did we have after that? september 11th. my whole point is unless you stand firm and you deliver on your threats, you make good on your promises, you will continue to be taken advantage of and humiliated, and we are seeing this again and again. not just with al-qaeda, but with iran, with putin in russia. time and time again if you make empty threats and idle promises and you do not back them up, then you get exploited and taken advantage of, humiliated, and it has real consequences. bill: peter king called this a wake-up call, but you constantly make the point about leading from behind in a number of cases you cited here. what is the long-term effect of that policy, if you belief that? >> well, america's neither feared nor respected. i'm not saying you go back to the george bush days and have wars that you can't win.
but i am saying if president obama makes these statements, we're going to get those people who killed our people in benghazi and then does nothing about it. if president obama says there are real consequences to you, mr. putin, if you keep snowden and don't return him, and then we do nothing about it. if we tell iran there are real consequences coming to you if you continue your nuclear weapons program, and then we do nothing about it. at a certain point, leading from behind those guys stop looking back for orders, and they go their own way, and here we are. bill: you wonder if this extends beyond august. you have september 11th coming up in the first half of the next month and whether or not this stretches into that. kt, let's hope nothing happens. kt mcfarland on what we're seeing today. thank you. patti ann: new reports that a top u.s. diplomat met today with a jailed senior leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns apparently joining officials from the european union and across the middle east to meet with the official.
it's all part of recent efforts to end the standoff between the country's military-backed government and protesters supporting ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi. bill: republican lawmaker adding to the debate over whether or not ed snowden should be considered a whistleblower or a traitor for revealing information about u.s. spying programs and how the nsa, the national security agency, operates. >> without his doing what he did, members of congress would not have really known about it. there's allegations that this information was given to congress. of course, congress passed the patriot act, they passed the fisa amendments action, but members of congress were not really aware on the whole about what these programs were being used for. bill: you have that opinion, and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey could not disagree more saying that snowden's actions put american lives in danger. >> he's not doing this to make some kind of statement or spur debate. he has caused us some
considerable damage to our intelligence architecture. our adversaries are changing the way that they communicate. bill: snowden, you know, has been granted temporary asylum for about a year in russia, that's a move that angered a lot of folks in washington. you've got this meeting on the horizon, too, between vladimir putin and president obama in russia. we'll see whether or not that happens and how it goes. patti ann: a serious situation in louisiana this morning, a train carrying toxic materials derails, and now a small community is under a mandatory evacuation order. laura ingle joins us live now with the latest. good morning, laura. where do we stand with the clean-up efforts? >> reporter: good morning. residents are being kept away from the scene as emergency workers assess the situation. now, this train derailed sunday afternoon near the small community of latell about 60 miles west of baton rouge. fox is told there are several cars they are concerned about.
one of the cars in this 27-car derailment was leaking sodium hydroxide, that can cause injuries or death if it touches the skin. another car was leaking lube oil, and a third car was leaking a flammable liquid. all of those leaks have been plugged up, and small air pollution detectors have not picked anything up there. there are also three cars that did not leak but need to have the contents carefully extracted which union pacific teams hope to finish up later tonight. patti ann: laura, any injuries? >> reporter: one passer by was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, and the two people on the train, an engineer and conductor, are okay. bobby jindal was on scene shortly after the accident and says law enforcement is doing what it can to help residents. >> sheriff's deputies and state police are working with families. right now the evacuation remains in place. they will, next step is as soon as they can assure to do so, we'll do escorted entries, we'll
help people go back if they left behind animal, if they've got prescriptions they need to get. >> reporter: the cause is a mystery. one interesting note, this area of track had just been inspected three hours before the derailment. the train crew has been interviewed by investigators who were also reviewing what's called the event recorder on board which is essentially like an aircraft's black box. patti ann: laura ingle, thank you. bill: major league baseball set to rule on a-rod's fate today after doping allegations. reports are it's not a question of if, but how long. jim gray analyzes the fallout and what could come at noon eastern time today. patti ann: and stunning new video of a car crashing into a gas station. wait until you see the driver's next move. bill: and the trial for the fort hood shooting suspect gets underway tomorrow after a very long wait, four years, in fact. major nidal hasan accused of hilling 13 people in broad -- killing 13 people in broad
daylight, but with why this may not be a cut and dry case. >> the staff sergeant that was sitting across from me, he was crawling on the ground, his left shoulder was limp. i had reached down toward him to grab him, and when i was kneeling and pulling him towards the door, i look up, and i turn around to look behind me, and there's mr. hasan.
bill: some serious flooding concerns in kansas. streets overflowing with water. check it out following a huge down power over the weekend. authorities say the situation so bad that even large military-type vehicles are having a tough time getting through some of those streets. all drivers warned to stay off the roads until they know that it is safe, and do not drive. patti ann: well, the military trial for accused fort hood shooter major nidal hasan is set to begin tomorrow, and there are growing concerns it could turn
into a circus. he is accused of opening fire on his fellow soldiers in 2009 killing 13, leaving over 30 others wounded. hasan does not deny the charges, but military law prohibits him from entering a guilty plea because authorities are seeking the death penalty. hassan, meanwhile, is also representing himself. he plans to argue that he was defending members of the taliban who were fighting americans in afghanistan. captain glenn -- is a judge advocate general and a professor of law at the coast guard academy, david webb is the host of the david webb show, also the co-founder of tea party 365 and a fox news contributor, and leslie marshall is a syndicated radio talk show host. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. patti ann: hasan admits he killed the 13 people. dozens of witnesses, yet this is considered a complex case. why? >> i think complex mostly as you just noted, patti ann, is that he has fired his two previous counsel assigned to him, so that's difficult to begin with.
and really military justice is quite fair and really we've only brought the death penalty forward in the last 20, 25 years about 20 times. and in 11 of those, appeals of those sentences for a death penalty have been successfully appealed. so if you look to texas, there's been 500 executions in texas over the same period of time. so i think it's really difficult to bring forward a case, a death penalty case. military prosecutors don't ordinarily do death penalty or capital cases. patti ann: yeah. hasan, as you mentioned, has let go of his former lawyers. he is going to be representing himself. what impact does that have on the jury? >> it's very, very difficult, i think, for anyone to recognize. he doesn't have a law degree. he's obviously going to use this as a platform. it's particularly difficult for the presiding judge who's a military army colonel. and the colonel has to oversee the proceedings as a military judge and make sure it's fair, but it will be very, very difficult because he will grand stand, he are use this as a
platform, he is a member of al-qaeda. and his conduct to date has been outrageous, what he's said, and that he is embarrassed by the fact that he's served in the u.s. armed forces, embarrassed, and he's begging allah's forgiveness. that's very, very difficult to have that going on in a courtroom where you're trying to find justice. patti ann: and as you mentioned, military juries have imposed just 16 death sentences, and 11 have been overturned, so prosecutors will be anxious to protect against this verdict and/or sentence being overturned, but it might be tricky. let's go to our talk show hosts who join us now. david, meanwhile, 148 victims and their relatives are reportedly suing the u.s. government for $750 million. they say the government failed to protect against these killings. the group's lawyer, reid rubenstein, saying that hasan's, quote: open, very obvious jihaddism was overlooked out of misplaced respect for his religion. is this a valid suit? >> that's a nice way of putting
it. we have a culture where the obama administration won't recognize muslim terrorists for what they are, and within the army ranks, there was a protected class of muslim. major nadal hasan, i won't even use the title major,ny call hasan is a -- nidal hasan who in open areas and in speeches and writings made clear his radical views, but they would not report him. there was a failure under political correctness guidelines that led to this event. and here we have a guy who, by the way, you know, when you talk about how he's going to the play the system in the trial, he's been playing it for four years. and the end point of this is important, that no matter what happens -- even if convicted of the death penalty -- he goes through the process, even if he asks for a supreme court review, the president, if it happens in the next three years, has to sign off on his execution and, frankly, this is a weak-kneed president when it comes to dealing with muslim terrorism. he has a nonexistent policy, not a soft policy, and how do we
expect him to give justice to the victims of nidal hasan who is a muslim terrorist? patti ann: let's get to leslie marshall now. as we mentioned, he is expected to argue that these killings or were in defense of others, meaning members of the taliban who are fighting americans in afghanistan. the jury here is 13 military officers who hold hasan's rank or higher. as we heard from the captain, this is going to be hard for them to stomach, isn't it? >> well, not only hard for them to stomach, it's going to be very hard for him to present because the newly-appointed judges basically said they are not going to accept that as a means of defense. you know, there is a saying that a lawyer has themselves as a client has a fool for a client. and not only a fool, some people may say, you know, when the captain speaks about how complex this is, this opens a floodgate especially because he's not an attorney, especially because certainly there are areas i believe that are questionable mentally for this individual
that will open up floodgates in the future for appeals. i think, honestfully, even though i am a liberal in favor of the death penalty, i do feel the best thing for everyone involved -- the military, the court, the victims and their families even though it's hard to stomach -- is perhaps to have this man enter a guilty plea and accept life in prison without parole due to the military's lack of experience with death sentences and due to the number of appeals and overturns that the captain spoke of earlier that they have a history of. and this will make a mockery of the system and give them the platform that he desires. patti ann: we are going to have to leave it there. thank you so much for joining us, david webb and a reminder david, tonight, filling in on hannity, and leslie marshall, syndicated radio talk show host. thank you for joining us today. bill: don't forget the families, too, and the survivors. this is going to be a very, very difficult time for them. patti ann: absolutely. bill: and we'll see what this guy does representing himself. we mentioned earlier it could be a circus. it could.
all right, a college student accused of asking two former boyfriends to kill two of her other ex-boyfriends. what a mess. details on the bizarre murder-for-hire plot. patti ann: it's a crazy story. and a frightening scene, a car careens off the road ask and does a full flip into a gas station and believe it or not, it's what the driver did after the crash that might surprise you even more. >> what took the most damage was the pylons that are there to protect the pumps. they did their job. >> definitely not your normal sunday morning. we just, i mean, we really hope that the garre driving the car is all right. so then the little tiny chipmunks go all the way up...
doing a full flip before coming to rest with its rear wheels suspended in the air and it's back bumper on a bench. you can then see the driver climb out of the car and take off. one gas station employee says the crash was like nothing he'd ever seen before. >> he took out three pylons, a public telephone that we had there on the corner and landed on the strongest city bench that i've ever seen. this is a pretty busy bus stop, and there's usually almost all day long someone sitting right there on that bench. so good thing no one was there waiting for the bus. patti ann: that's for sure. police are now looking for that driver who appeared to be unininjured and tried to hail a cab on the street. bill: tough guy, huh? iran swearing in a new president, a former top nuclear negotiator taking the reins from ma mahmoud ahmadinejad. leland vittert on that story out of jerusalem, and what does the
change in leadership mean for change within the country and its relationship with the u.s.? leland? >> reporter: well, probably not much at least in the beginning, bill, in the sense that the ayatollah is still very much in charge of the new president, rouhani, is still going to answer directly to him. this does show a pivot, though, by the ayatollah in terms of priorities. a big part of the presidential campaign was economic reform in order to have the economy continue to build there in iran. right now it's in shamblings. you've got to get the sanctions lifted, in order for the sanctions to be lifted, there has to be some change on the nuclear front. so this may show a little bit of a willingness to negotiate. however, the old guard is still very much in charge. ahmadinejad's now a, quote, senior adviser to the regime, and by bringing in this guy who is a former chief negotiator for the iranians on the nuclear issue could mean one of two things. east, a, the iranians are really willing to deal now or, two, they bring back the guy who's been such an expert in drawing
the timeline out without giving any real concessions away to the united states or the west. bill: so what should we make of the reports that iran will now try and get a nuclear woman by enriching -- bomb by enriching plutonium? >> reporter: actions speak louder than words. for the iranians to move forward would be seen as a red line by the israelis and certainly a number of other people around the world which could end up with a military strike. on the other hand, the iranians right now could be just trying to play for time and give more things in terms of their negotiating power that they can this then give away in any negotiations coming up. this inauguration is an important time on the timeline. it starts the clock ticking on a potential israeli strike. the israelis were largely thought to have given the americans a number of months -- how many we don't know -- for the new president to show his cards and then decide what they might do in terms of a military strike. bill: thank you. leland vittert reporting on that story out of jerusalem today. patti ann: decision day for
a-rod and baseball fans not holding back. >> a lifetime ban. >> you think a lifetime ban? >> yeah. everybody else got it. he's doing steroids, it's wrong. bad for the kids. >> i think he should probably get at least a suspension. i don't know about for life. i mean, they banned pete rose for gambling, right? patti ann: so will alex rodriguez really be banned for life? major league baseball expected to give its final decision in just 90 minutes. bill: big, big day for him. big, big day for this little guy. he's fighting cancer, and he was given the chance to live out his dream. >> he got to meet a lot of the players, they signed a football for him. he even challenged some of the football players to race him that day, and so -- [laughter] he got his workout and his practice in for that run. the great outdoors... ...and a great deal. thanks to dad. nope
bill: decision day for alex rodriguez. major league baseball set to announce his fate following allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. what we don't know is what the decision will be and how hard he will fight us. the announcement has been moved to when? >> later this afternoon, they are negotiating with another player who is involved and
that's. bill: okay, so i understand that it was wednesday, thursday, friday. does this involve alex rodriguez or someone else before they go out of the long list of decisions? >> my understanding is that alex rodriguez is no longer being given the opportunity. baseball has turned him down. they don't believe that he can be trusted. they don't we but he will do anything other than try to appeal in any way. bill: what will the decision be and what will happen to one of the best players in baseball? >> it is expected that major league baseball will suspend him for the rest of the season and all of next season, 214 games, which he will appeal. so the ironic thing is that yankees are expecting him tonight because of the appeals process. they had hoped that the
commissioner would change his mind. but it is unclear just exactly how they can keep him off the field. so he will be out there. think of the irony of this. they are in such desperate need that they are 9.5 games back. they are putting him on the field because they are really not liking what he has but there way that he can appeal. bill: very interesting even to the game itself. but they spell will try to paint this is a good day? >> all of these years that they have turned a blind eye, also people using steroids. so they didn't have a program in
place until 2004. so he admitted that he used steroids in the early 2000. there was no testing in place. so they will paint this as a good day for baseball. they have gone after, on their own, these guys come in millions and millions of dollars that they have spent. you have to remember not a single one has tested positive. so based on the house is evidence they're going after him. so i guess it is good they are cleaning it up, but it's not a good day for baseball. bill: based on the people you talk to, rodriguez is expected to start in chicago? how long could that appeal go on four in total? >> well, it is not set.
an arbitrator will rule and they will talk about whether they can come to an agreement. that is just a matter of weeks, but i think this whole process really should go on for years. he could just go down the path and alex rodriguez has been a fight us. he is fighting at this point. it's not necessarily his site. he is fighting for about $96 million on his 200 million-dollar contract for that is what this is about. bill: jim, thank you so much. 3:00 p.m. eastern time. we will see the headline on. what a day it will be.
patti ann: the aclu creating a firestorm this morning. dan springer is live in our seattle newsroom with more on this. what is this all about? reporter: the pacific northwest, by the end of the year, nearly half of all hospital beds in washington state will be run by catholic health organizations amount has the aclu up in arms. the main argument is that these hospitals won't provide abortions and other elective procedures like vasectomy. washington is also one of two states where doctor assisted suicide is legal. some churches are trying to implement social changes through health care. >> the religious mission is
front and center for everything that they do. permeating the entire institution. reporter: what happens if these mergers don't take place? welcome in many of these cases, many of them will simply close. it is really between a catholic hospital or no hospital at all. these health officials point out that they were won by catholic nuns. but providing good health care has always been a mission of the church. that the suicide has been done in clinics and private practices. leaders cannot figure out the big controversy. especially since when they take over small hospitals, they improve the amount of health care services. sumac we have broad diagnostic
services. ct scans, lab work, and mri and ct and other services. reporter: we have washington's democratic governor leaning towards us, especially with the state's regulatory power. patti ann: dan springer from seattle. thank you. >> finding out the hard way that spelling matters. >> the judge of their ruling against this. bill: thomas hurley the third is the runner-up. firing back in an e-mail, they said, no, if they would've been a credit or an incorrect response from the show would
penalize the other players. give the guy a break. >> he would have lost regardless . patti ann: in the first place winner was way ahead. but he did not miss spell. so alex didn't even get it right. they would you we will take spelling 4000 tomorrow. meanwhile committee massive sinkhole opened it up overnight. it has become an instant tourist attraction. bill: and a murder of an ex-boyfriend. it is a lot of accidents.
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the trial of james whitey bulger. he has pleaded not guilty to 19 murders, money laundering, and other crimes. joining us now is just gold and a trial attorney. he is accused of killing two women and that he was an fbi informant. is this more about his reputation? >> there was a big debate about this here.
they could string together all of these 19 murders, all of the racketeering charges, the charges against this monster. occasionally he is hanging in the back of the courtroom and watching ms. we have the defendants cursing at witnesses on the stand. and the and the state is going to convict unless this jury is afraid to. patti ann: he has had to be quite a spectacle. but witnesses say that he strangled these two women to death. witnessing, plotting, are actually committing some of these other murders. enough evidence to convict? sumac i definitely think that he is going down. i agree with the statement that he made earlier.
that has been reflected in the defense strategy throughout the case. i really think that the defense did spend most of their time trying to refute allegations that this guy was an fbi informant or a woman killer more than he was trying to repeal the charges against him. and he just doesn't want to go like that. these times are not looked upon very favorably. he probably wants to live out the remaining years in prison if that's even possible. patti ann: he said the whole trial is a sham. we'll have to keep our eye out and watch what happens with the closing arguments. and a female college student at university of california riverside is accused of asking two different ex-boyfriend's to kill two other ex-boyfriends. the woman is 22 years old and
she is barbara wu. instead the boyfriend went to police and the case where public and then another ex came forward and said that barbara wu asked him to kill another ex-boyfriend. so what you make of this case? >> welcome i hate to sound cliché, but hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. clearly this woman needs help. she fell in love. she got dumped. she was heartbroken and didn't take it well. but ultimately the prosecution understand that she solicited these murders beyond a reasonable doubt and are they going to be able to do that. the defense claims that there is no evidence that she had the specific intent at these ex-boyfriends that they would actually try to carry out the murder and the need to prove that in order to make out the case. it could be that she was just angry. what woman hasn't been scored and said things about their ex-boyfriends. patti ann: after the man went to
the police, they say that wu was was caught on tape plotting the death of her acts and the ex-testified on friday and he broke up with her and she went nuts, posted his information on a craigslist sex advertisement. confronted him with a knife. do you think they have enough evidence? >> they do. they do have enough evidence. these things happen all the time. in this case she was a little too chicken to do it herself. but her boyfriend went right to the police and that means he knows she's a little nutty. so the first question is she insane? what is going on? i mean, she didn't just do it once, but she did it twice. patti ann: thank you both for joining us. we will keep our eyes peeled. bill: jenna lee rolls around in
a few minutes. let's check in with her. jenna: ad campaigns, protests, rallies, coming to a location near you. the tea party protest in 2000 and nine top both sides key lesson. we will explain what that means. also some new evidence and more evidence that sugary drinks are bad for our health and our children and we are also awaiting the suspension of major league baseball. >> kicking off a brand-new weekend. a dream come true for this individual. the moment in his life coming up next.
bill: a little boy getting an unforgettable experience. more than 20,000 fans ♪ ♪ [cheers] [applause] ♪ ♪ bill: that is wonderful stuff. he was able to attend the team's family night. outfox collegiate affiliate has this touching story. reporter: it was an electric night at first energy stadium. the biggest surprise was during the final play of practice when this small recruit made his way
on the field. >> i would like to make a touchdown. >> it was so fantastic and exciting. reporter: this 5-year-old is currently battling an aggressive and rare form of lung cancer. >> he got to meet a lot of the players. they signed a football for him. even challenge some of the football players to race him that day and he got his workout in for that run. >> i missed my touchdown. reporter: ryan kept pushing forward, just like he has any other time. for all of the touchdowns in life, he says that john richardson taught him the best move to celebrate. >> the little boy still has a
tough road ahead. he was diagnosed with cancer in october 2010. within the next few years, his family hopes that the victory will be beating the disease. >> seeing him in a football uniform is something that i never thought i'd get to experience. seeing him run out onto the field, completely uninhibited, unintimidated and happy, i just felt so great. reporter: in this little boy that participate in the most exciting play thus far in the season. [cheers] [applause] >> i love the cleveland browns. bill: brenden wieden said that he does a lot of charity for children's hospitals in the area. patti ann: good for him, that is just wonderful. very special. we certainly wish him the best.
>> folks in a small kansas town can't believe their eyes after a massive sinkhole opened up seemingly overnight. it appeared two days ago and grew to 200 feet wide and 90 feet deep. people are flocking to a remote area in sharon springs. a property other thanker says her brother was the first to come across the sinkhole. no word on what caused the earth to give way. >> you're on the 5:00 show later in the week. >> wednesday, thursday, friday. >> happy anniversary to my two favorite people in the whole world. my father and father, 52 years today. 52 years together.
>> happy anniversary to the hemmers. >> see you tomorrow. jenna: 52 years deserves its own fox news alert. congratulationses to mr. and mrs. hemmer. we have another fox news alert for you right now. we're expecting a big announcement from major league baseball. judgment day for alex rodriguez and 13 other players for the doping scandal shaking up the sport. the commissioner is expected to hand down a lengthy suspension for a-rod. the third baseman can appeal the decision making him eligible to take the field for the yankees tonight. stay with us for fox news and the latest breaking news a little later this hour on what the controversy could mean for a-rod and the sport of baseball going forward. first right now we have brand new stories and breaking news. >> hello, everyone. did she lie? opening argue in a legal showdown